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TheUpDate Weekly Newsletter - July 22, 2020

Happy Wednesday, FCC! We are one church with one mission meeting in many locations, and this week Vacation Bible School (VBS) is one ministry meeting in many locations around the St Croix Valley. FCC’s Backyard VBS is taking place with 13 host sites and 150 people to help children meet, know and follow Jesus! Would you please pause and pray for God’s Spirit to open up young hearts to say yes to following Jesus? Would you please pray that God would encourage the leaders and give them strength to finish out the week well? Please pray, as well, for the safety of all involved!


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The Bible teaches,My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires (James 1.19-20). I have seen this in my life. Rarely have I seen someone angry and accomplishing God-honoring things. Rarely have I been angry and not had to ask for forgiveness for something I have said or done. This is because so often our own anger is because of selfishness.

Because of this and for various other reasons, we tend to not talk a lot about God’s anger. But the Bible, and especially the book of Jonah, shows that God’s anger helps us to trust him, because God’s anger flows from his heart, and his heart is filled with great concern and love for us. When God is angry, he pursues us to restore us.

Watch or listen to sermons in the “Running from God” series at or on the app.

Find the conversation guide for the “Repent” sermon (July 19) at or on the app. This is a great tool for those wishing to take a more personal, deeper dive into the content of Jonah on your own, as a family, or in discipleship groups and Missional Communities.And, we welcome your feedback! Could you take a few minutes to visit and share with us how you’re using the conversation guide at home? You can also send your feedback and questions to Tim Prince at

Whether you watch at home or are on campus on Sundays, you matter to us and you matter to God, and we are one church with one mission: to help everyone meet, know and follow Jesus.


Philippians 2:8-9 (God’s Character
8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, …



With all the stress and chaos in 2020 so far, marriages need strengthening. FCC’s annual Marriage Retreat this year is Sept 18-20 at the Lodge at Crooked Lake in Siren, WI and is for married couples in any stage of life. The weekend is designed to strengthen your marriage with solid biblical teaching, social interaction, and time alone as a couple. This year's theme is “Anchored,” and the teaching will be led by Pastor Tim Prince, Pastor Pat Stream, and Elder Apprentice Chris Willeke and his wife, Jill.

Learn more about the weekend schedule, see photos from past retreats and read what FCC couples have to say about the weekend + find registration information at or on the FaithBase app.


Although we’re all experiencing a lot of change right now, our mission stays the same: to help everyone meet, know and follow Jesus. We have an opportunity to reach thousands through our new online services and resources. Your faithful giving helps support our shared mission. Thank you for your generosity!

  • You can give online at any time at or on the FaithBase app. You’ll find instructions there on how to get started with giving online with a checking account or credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Discover).
  • Text GIVE to (715) 280-3756.
  • You can also give by mail at Faith Community Church, 777 Carmichael Rd., Hudson, WI 54016.


Watch the app for messages on the latest news and events at FCC!Check the settings on your phone to see if you have notifications turned on. When we have an important message to share, such as a new series starting, an event cancellation or an event reminder, we’ll send a message to the app. Watch for these coming to the app soon!

Search for "Faith Community Hudson" on the App Store or Google Play to download FCC's app today. You'll find sermon audio and video, the weekly videos, latest news, online giving, ways to connect with a Missional Community, prayer requests and care needs, and more!

Tim Porter

Lead Pastor for the Mission


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